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HP m8530f and Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

I purchased a Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB drive to use as an extra internal hard drive in my HP m8530f Desktop.  However, when I plug it in and run the Seagate DiscWizard, I can only see 746GB of the drive.  Seagate's DiscWizard program, as far as they say, is supposed to install some driver that allows you to see the entire capacity of the drive.  I went back and forth with Seagate for a while and sent them the drive back and they sent me another.  Same issue.  I'm sure it's not the drive because if I plug it in to an external USB 3.0 dock, it works.  I want the drive to be internal however.  Has anyone here run into a similar issue that can provide assistance?

 

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Re: HP m8530f and Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

Hi,

 

This manual should be helpful.   You'll probably need to use the Seagate Extended Capacity Manager.

 

Using a USB connection shuold not be a problem.

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Re: HP m8530f and Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

I've tried all of that with the DiscWizard.  Even when I have it set to MBR, the DiscWizard tells me there are no hard discs with MBR partition style larger than 2TB.  I looked on the HP page for the computer itself, and there are no listed BIOS upgrades.

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Re: HP m8530f and Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

Hi,

 

You will not see a bios upgrade for your PC to natively support 3TB hard drives.

 

 

Did you install the add on driver and reboot?

 

Doesn't  DiscWizard indicate that you might end up with having to use more than one partition?

 

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
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Re: HP m8530f and Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

I'm fine with using more than one partition and prefer to.  I installed the DiscWizard program which I was under the impression installed the appropriate drivers necessary to be able to see the full capacity of the drive.  So it either doesn't work, or it's not installing any driver.

 

As for the BIOS, I was just making sure it was as up to date as possible as part of my troubleshooting.

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Re: HP m8530f and Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

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Hi,

 

Try paragraph 17.1 on page 95.  What does the Seagate Drive Cleanser see?

 

Does the Seagate Extended Capicity Manager function?

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
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Re: HP m8530f and Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

DriveCleanser only sees 746.5 GB.  When I click on the Extended Capacity Manager, I get this:

 

The entire space is accessible:  there are no Seagate/Maxtor hard discs with MBR partition style larger than 2 TB in your system or sector's size on your disc is larger than 512 KB.  All hard drives can be managed by Add New Disc tool.

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Re: HP m8530f and Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

HI,

 

You need to use the Seagate tools to delete and create the new partitions.  The original partition is probably there for XP compatibility.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
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Re: HP m8530f and Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

The drive was brand new when I got it.  It was not formatted or even setup for partitioning, I had to set it up as GPT and then format the drive.

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Re: HP m8530f and Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

Hi,

 

Many of the manufacturers set up large hard drives for at least one partition to avoid the issues.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
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